Robredo’s alma mater the new ‘kakampink’

Published October 16, 2021, 7:49 AM

by Raymund Antonio

As her “people’s campaign” kicks into high gear, Vice President Leni Robredo’s “kakampink” circle continues to grow in size.

This time, her former school in Naga City has voiced its support for her presidential bid in the May 2022 elections.

(Universidad de Sta. Isabel/Facebook)

Universidad de Sta. Isabel called it a “bright effort” to light up the facade of its building using the color pink, the fresh campaign color of the Vice President.

On her personal Facebook page, Robredo shared the University’s post to show her appreciation of its support.

“My Beloved Alma Mater turned pink today. I spent 12 years of my Grade School and High School life here,” she said in a post, accompanied by two pink heart emoticons, on Friday, Oct. 15.

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The presidential aspirant noted that she and her family attended school at the Universidad de Sta. Isabel.

“Three generations in our family were Isabelinas -my Mom, me and my sister, all of my daughters,” Robredo said.

The late Salvacion Gerona, the Vice President’s mother, was an English teacher and served as a dean of the graduate school of the Naga-based university.

Pink has become Robredo’s campaign color as her supporters wore pink and tied pink ribbons on their gates and cars when she announced last Oct. 7, that she was joining the presidential race.

READ: VP Leni says ‘pink is the people’s choice’

Running as an independent candidate, she chose Senator Francis “Kiko” as her vice presidential running mate.

Robredo’s supporters are dubbed as “Kakampink,” a play on the words “kakampi,” a Filipino word that means ally, and “pink”.

Last week, Adamson University also went pink for Robredo to “show our solidarity with the cause of Vice President Leni Robredo.”

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“She has shown resistance to corruption, disdain for injustice, and an untainted love for the poor reflected by her wholehearted service,” the University’s post on Facebook read.

“We have had strongmen and political dynasties lead our nation. It’s time we don’t settle for less. Let us choose genuine servant-leadership,” it added.